The following resources come from the 2009/10 BEng in Digital Systems and Computer Engineering (course number 2ELE0065) from the University of Hertfordshire. All the mini projects are designed as level two modules of the undergraduate programmes.
The objectives of this module are to demonstrate, within an embedded development environment:
• Processor – to – processor communication
• Multiple processors to perform one computation task using parallel processing
This project requires the establishment of a communication protocol between two 68000-based microcomputer systems. Using ‘C’, students will write software to control all aspects of complex data transfer system, demonstrating knowledge of handshaking, transmission protocols, transmission overhead, bandwidth, memory addressing. Students will then demonstrate and analyse parallel processing of a mathematical problem using two processors. This project requires two students working as a team.